Audioreview of The Accidental Demon Slayer

January 15, 2015 Audiobook Reviews 5

Audioreview of The Accidental Demon Slayer

I received this book for free from Audiobook Jukebox in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
Length: 9 hours and 24 minutes
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Published by Love Spell Pages: 292
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audiobook Jukebox

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
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Newly anointed with demon-fighting powers and suddenly able to hear the thoughts of her hilarious Jack Russell terrier, a preschool teacher finds a whole new world of dark and dangerous, including a sexy shape-shifting griffin she's not entirely sure she can trust.

First Sentence:

When I opened the door to great my grandmother for the very first time, I’m not sure what I was expecting. I know I hadn’t envisioned an apple-shaped woman in a Kiss my Asphalt T-shirt, with windburned cheeks and a sagging tattoo of a phoenix on her arm.

I could tell right then that this was going to be a humorous type of book and I was right.

What I thought of this book.

I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I found this one but it sounded interesting so I decided to give it a try. Let’s just say it’s was a little over the top. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed it for the most part and it was funny but some times I just found myself rolling my eyes.

Lizzie had a fairly ordinary life until her grandmother showed up at her doorstep and locked her in her own bathroom with a demon on the toilet. Quickly she finds out she is a demon slayer and the most powerful demon is hunting for her because he wants her powers. It pretty much gets crazier from there.

She sort of bumbles her way through everything and makes a lot of mistakes but in the end she really bucks up and saves herself, her grandma and Dimitri.

Dimitri is a griffin who is suppose to be her protector and he seems to want to protect her in more ways than one. 😉 He is one hot griffin who is hiding a few things from Lizzie. I liked him probably more than any other character in the book.

Lizzie is okay but she is a little whiny and doesn’t embrace her inner demon slayer very well up till the end. I can get that it’s a bit overwhelming but some times I just wanted to smack her.

So when I say things were a bit over the top and I had some eye rolling moments it’s because there is a talking dog. Yep, Pirate is her dog and once she comes into her powers she can hear her dog talk. Pirate can be some what annoying, but I felt a bit sorry for him at times.

Sorry, guys. I couldn’t wait to celebrate with you. Believe me. But then my long lost biker grandma locked me in my bathroom, a demon tried to kill me and now my dog won’t stop yapping.

So I have listened to a few love scenes but I have never had one that made me want to roll my eyes and laugh before this one. It was more funny than steamy.

Overall I enjoyed it enough to keep going but I can’t say that it left a huge impact on my life. I think if I would have read this one instead of listening I might not have made it through cause it was the narrator that held it together for me.  If you like paranormal romances with a lot of off the wall humor then you might enjoy this.

The Narrator:

I really wish I could have found this book on Soundcloud because you really need to hear the narration on this one, so you might want to look up the sample on audio.  Tavia Gilbert really nailed the humor and tone in this book. Her voices for Grandma and Pirate really cracked me up. She is the narrator for a lot of great books. (The Nighthuntress Series is one of them.) This doesn’t happen much but I liked the narrator more than the book and will give the audio 4/5 stars.

Reading Challenge:

 

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

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5 Responses to “Audioreview of The Accidental Demon Slayer”

  1. Melanie Simmons (@mlsimmons)

    I have this one, but haven’t listened yet. I picked it up really cheap after getting the Kindle version free. I love Tavia Gilbert. Do you think that this is a series that could get better with each book? I’ve read a ton of books where book one wasn’t that good, but the overall series is spectacular.

  2. Stormi

    I think it depends on how much silliness you like in your reads. I mean it wasn’t a bad read but some times the silliness just go in the way..I like humor but not if it’s a bit over the top and sometimes I thought was what happened here. I am willing to give another one in the series a try to see, it does have potential. 🙂

  3. Lorna

    I think I have this one as well, and it’s been in my tbr for a long time. I think I got it free. Now after reading this, I may never get around to it. I like humor, but not stupid humor 🙂

  4. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    I tried to read this one and gave up; it was too over the top for me. I find that Fox’s humor is hit or miss and I definitely have to be in the right mood for reading her.

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